September 1, 2017 — A recall has been issued for Doctor Manzanilla Cough & Cold medicine and Allergy & Decongestant cough syrup due to a risk of infections with the antibiotic-resistant bacteria B. cepacia.
The products were sold by Mid Valley Pharmaceuticals and distributed to pharmacies and retailers in the Rio Grande Valley, Texas. The recall involves the following products:
- Doctor Manzanilla Allergy & Decongestant Relief — 4 fl ounce bottles (118 ml) – UPC # 7 62558 00204 1 – Lot #23221701 – Expiration Date: 05/19
- Doctor Manzanilla Cough & Cold — 4 fl ounce (118 ml) containers – UPC# 7 62558 00316 1 – Lot #23221701 – Expiration Date: 05/19.
To date, no infections or adverse events have been reported in association with the recalled products.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that use of the products could result in a life-threatening infection with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, especially in immunocompromised individuals:
Contaminated products with Burkholderia cepacia can potentially result in serious infections, may be life-threatening in patients with compromised immune systems.”
Mid Valley Pharmaceuticals is notifying its distributors about the recall by email. The company urges consumers to immediately stop using the recalled products.
Consumers should contact a healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to the contamination. Otherwise, return the products to the place of purchase.
For more information about the recall, consumers can contact Mid Valley Pharmaceutical by phone at (956) 689-6192 — Monday through Friday from 9:00AM to 5:00 PM, Central Standard Time.
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